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A fight is raging for the soul of the West.
Great civilizations basking in the legacy of the Enlightenment and heroic men such as George Washington and Winston Churchill find themselves faced with an internal enemy. Some citizens of America and Europe, furious about perceived failures of the past, have decided the best way forward is to tear it all down.
But to British writer and commentator Douglas Murray, author of the new book “The War on the West: How to Prevail in an Age of Unreason,” the “games” of self-loathing have only one outcome: utter destruction.
“If we play those games, then yes, of course, it’s over, and others will take our place, as they inevitably would if a civilization turns self-loathing,” Murray says.
Thankfully, a solution is at hand.
“The deepest well we need to draw upon is to try to change around the culture of ingratitude,” Murray says. “We in the West need to transform our societies from societies of resentment into societies of gratitude, to recognize that what we have is highly unusual, and to have some gratitude for that, to feel grateful to that. And if we feel grateful for that, then to add to that inheritance as well.”
Murray joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss his book and offer specifics on winning the war on the West.
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- Supreme Court clerks soon may be required to turn over private phone records as well as sign affidavits, sources say, as part of a probe into the leaked opinion in a landmark abortion case.
- Transgender swimmer Lia Thomas, who has dominated in women’s events, speaks with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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